Perfect for all experience levels and families with kids if you’re not quite sure about going on your own, and you’d rather have the added safety, instruction, and education of a group experience led by our lifeguard certified, professionally trained staff. Essentially, you are booking our Self-Guided Kayak and Snorkel Discovery, which is an all-inclusive, non-guided rental package, and if you want, you can join this amazing group experience and go with the pros at no extra cost!
We will provide waterproof dry bags and a safe place to leave valuables on land at He’eia State Park. After your land-based educational and safety briefing, you’ll receive a paddling instruction and demonstration from the pros on He’eia State Park’s beautiful waterfront (filming location of Jurassic World!). Then you’ll get in your kayaks and be escorted out by our safety boat. About half way out to the hidden oasis that is Horseshoe Reef, you’ll unhook from the safety boat and paddle the rest of the way to the reef.
Along the way, explore Kane’ohe Bay’s protected waters in search of sea turtles, rays, and tropical fish in their natural habitat. While on the water, you’ll learn more about the bay’s history, the different types of reef and marine life you might see, and also some of the challenges facing our marine ecosystems. Once grouped up at Horseshoe Reef, enjoy snacks, refreshments, an educational eco-talk, and about 45 minutes to an hour of snorkeling with the healthiest, most pristine coral reef on Oahu. By the time you land your kayak back at He’eia State Park’s waterfront, you’ll be sure to have worked up an appetite for the delicious BBQ lunch that will be ready and waiting for you!
This awesome kayak and snorkel eco-tour activity, like all of our activities at He’eia State Park, is a nonprofit program of Kama’aina Kids, a local nonprofit youth enrichment organization that manages and funds the State Park. The proceeds from this incredible kayaking and snorkeling experience directly fund He’eia State Park!
Ages 5 and up.
Our destination was the Kaneohe Sandbar, which I've visited as a child and wanted to recreate the magic for my teenaged son. My husband and I have both been...
SO MUCH FUN! One of my favorite things that I did this past trip and will certainly try to do it every trip!
Did the self-guided tour - rented two tandem...
Perfect spot!!! We used the kayak and it's was very easy! Great prices and easy access to the water!
We enjoyed the kayak adventure and the check in was...